Friday, July 06, 2007

Thin Places

The Celts were people whose faith permeated every aspect of their lives and they serve as past examples to us of faithful living in a pagan world. They were fond of referring to places where people feel most strongly connected with God’s presence, calling them “thin places.”

It is in these places where the seen and the unseen worlds are most closely connected and inhabitants of both worlds can momentarily touch the other. Often they undertook a pilgrimmage to discover 'thin places'.

“Pilgrimage is always a search for God and God’s goodness. True pilgrimage has to do with a change of heart. The outward journey serves to frame an inner journey: a journey of repentance and rebirth; a journey which seeks a deeper faith, greater holiness; a journey in search of God.” Sister Joan Miriam

Genesis 28:16
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”

A holy place evokes an atmosphere of devotion. It invites prayer. Ray Simpson

Where are your thin places?


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